Mick says Town on wrong end of decision for crucial first goal
Mick McCarthy felt Villa’s opening goal shouldn’t have stood in what proved to be a decisive moment in the game.
Blues had matched the home side for the first half hour and seen a Joe Garner goal disallowed for a foul on ‘keeper Sam Johnstone before Albert Adomah scored the first of his two goals to edge Villa in front before half-time.
“The centre-forward has got his hand in Bart’s face as the corner comes in. The other guy jumps into him as well. It’s a foul. We should have defended better after that but if Joe is penalised, then so should they have been. It’s been treated differently in my opinion.
“Goals change games and up to then I thought we were the better team.
“The second goal was disappointing from our point of view and we are giving goals away and that is not helping us.
“It was good to see Emyr Huws and Teddy Bishop out there. I wanted Bish on the pitch for 15 minutes. It will do him good; the team good; me good; the fans good.”